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Playground Bullies (Musician Edition)

I was lucky enough to have some great teachers growing up, but Vi Hart (mathemusician!) takes the cake (again).

What is up with Noises? (The Science and Mathematics of Sound, Frequency, and Pitch)


Now then, when is recess?

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Comments

  1. I am not a mathemtical creature, but I have enjoyed it. Wonderful explanation! And very creative video (-:
    Thanks

  2. Hmm, my reaction? I have just 3 musicalmathematical words: Schoenberg, Webern, Babbitt. Now it’s time for recess..

  3. john pippen says:

    Cool, but the bit about the ear recognizing middle C on any instrument suggests an absolute relaitonship that doesn’t exist. Many cultures don’t map pitch in that way. And the notion of a constant relationship regardless of timbre is, like all aspects of music culturally constructed. :) just nerdin’ it up down here.

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